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Stanford to study Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock’s brain

Dead and stored in a morgue, Stephen Paddock can’t explain why he carried out one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

But his brain, on its way to Stanford, might reveal clues. Carefully lifted from the vault of its skull and preserved in formalin, the 64-year-old killer’s brain is being shipped from Las Vegas to Pasteur Drive in search of a biological basis for his violent outburst last month that left 58 people dead and injured nearly 500 others.

This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP)
Stanford pathologists will analyze the brain of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP) 

The specifics remain shrouded in mystery. Under an agreement with Las Vegas-based investigators, the university won’t discuss their plans — and

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Pathologists to Search Stephen Paddock’s Brain for Clues to Mass Shooting

But even if scientists find clear evidence in Paddock’s brain of a neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s or a brain injury like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), will that help to explain why a reclusive gambler with no criminal record or extremist ties would open fire on a crowd of innocent people?

Dr. Clayton Wiley is a professor of pathology and director of neuropathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Although he’s not involved in Paddock’s case, he regularly conducts brain autopsies for both academic research and for the Pittsburgh

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Stephen Paddock’s Missing Hard Drive Complicates Las Vegas Case

Over the last year, Mr. Paddock traveled widely to buy his large cache of guns — more than two dozen were discovered in his room and more were at his home in nearby Mesquite, Nev. Investigators have said the weapons were purchased legally and gun store owners said they saw no warning signs from Mr. Paddock.

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10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre.

The shots began at 10:05. Twelve bursts of gunfire later, the police broke down Stephen Paddock’s door at the Mandalay Bay. The Times mapped 30 videos to draw perhaps the most complete picture to date of what happened.


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Las Vegas hotel will not rent out mass killer Stephen Paddock’s room again

The company has also been ordered by a court to preserve evidence and surveillance footage of the incident.

There was no indication of how the room will be used in future.

MGM, which also owns the land used by the crowds attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, has not said what will happen to the area.

The Bataclan nightclub in Paris where 90 people were killed in a terrorist attack in November 2015 has reopened.

However, the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida where 49 people died on June 12 last year, has become a permanent memorial to the victims.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/22/las-vegas-hotel-will-not-rent-mass-killer-stephen-paddocks-room/

Las Vegas hotel will not rent out mass killer Stephen Paddock’s …

The company has also been ordered by a court to preserve evidence and surveillance footage of the incident.

There was no indication of how the room will be used in future.

MGM, which also owns the land used by the crowds attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, has not said what will happen to the area.

The Bataclan nightclub in Paris where 90 people were killed in a terrorist attack in November 2015 has reopened.

However, the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida where 49 people died on June 12 last year, has become a permanent memorial to the victims.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/22/las-vegas-hotel-will-not-rent-mass-killer-stephen-paddocks-room/

Las Vegas police explain why they didn’t take on mass killer Stephen Paddock sooner – but questions remain

Las Vegas cops didn’t find Stephen Paddock’s room until he’d already ended his mass shooting – even though a security guard was waiting outside injured.

Police are facing difficult questions about why it took at least 25 minutes to locate the killer, and then another 45 minutes before to storm his hotel suite.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo made the bombshell admission on Monday that security officer Jesus Campos was in fact Paddock’s first victim.

Previously, police had said he was the hero who disturbed the killer around 15 minutes after the shooting began and brought it to an end.

But now it’s emerged that the chaos at the Mandalay Bay began when Mr Campos went to investigate a stairwell door which was adjacent to Paddock’s hotel room.

Sheriff Lombardo
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Paddock, 64, had screwed it shut in an effort to obstruct responding police.

He was in the middle of installing

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Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock took Valium, sometimes wagered up to $1 million a night: CNN

Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock was a compulsive player of video poker who took the anxiety drug Valium, CNN reported on Monday.

The report gave new details about the background of the 64-year-old who, on Oct. 1, gunned down 58 people and wounded almost 500 for reasons that investigators still have not been able to fathom.

Paddock said in a 2013 court deposition that he was “the biggest video poker player in the world,” according to CNN, which obtained a copy of the 97-page document.

The deposition has been turned over to the FBI, the news network said.

It was part of a civil lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan Hotel, where he slipped and fell on a walkway in 2011.

“Nobody played as much and as long as I did,” Paddock said, adding that in 2006 he gambled on average “14 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

“I’ll gamble all

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Vegas prostitute says Stephen Paddock enjoyed violent sex | Daily …

  • Stephen Paddock known to have hired prostitutes on regular visits to Las Vegas
  • One has spoken out about their ‘violent’ sex sessions and Paddock’s ‘dark side’ 
  • She said the gunman as ‘obsessive’, ‘paranoid’ and loved conspiracy theories
  • Police are still hunting for a call-girl Paddock solicited days before massacre

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‘I was born bad’: Las Vegas prostitute who romped with mass killer Stephen Paddock says he enjoyed violent rape …

  • Stephen Paddock known to have hired prostitutes on regular visits to Las Vegas
  • One has spoken out about their ‘violent’ sex sessions and Paddock’s ‘dark side’ 
  • She said the gunman as ‘obsessive’, ‘paranoid’ and loved conspiracy theories
  • Police are still hunting for a call-girl Paddock solicited days before massacre

Chris Pleasance for MailOnline

‘Puzzling’ discoveries fuel theories Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock wasn’t alone in Mandalay Bay hotel room

Detectives probing the Las Vegas gun massacre have made two puzzling discoveries which suggest that the killer may not have been alone in his hotel suite.

Police have said they are “very confident” killer Stephen Paddock did not have an accomplice during the deadliest shooting in US history.

But they were said to be troubled by two mysteries involving a mobile found charger and a hotel key card.

One concerned a phone charger which initially did not appear to belong to the 64-year-old gunman.

However, NBC News which first reported the claim, later clarified that all phones and charges had been ‘accounted for’.

There were also suggestions that the hotel’s records show one of Paddock’s key cards was used to enter his suite, after his car had left the garage.

But when asked about the rumoured discrepancy, Las Vegas Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said he had not heard anything about it.

Police

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